A police constable who was found drunk on duty on the eve of US president Barack Obama’s visit to the city last month, has been put under suspension.
Vijay Shyamsunder Davade, the constable attached to the Gamdevi police station, was put under suspension on December 6 following a departmental inquiry.
According to sources at Gamdevi police, Davade had been deputed from the Gamdevi police station for nakabandi and bandobast duty for Obama’s visit to various places in south Mumbai last month
On the eve of Obama’s visit to the Mani Bhawan on November 6, Davade was stationed in mobile van number 1.
As part of the routine inspection, just before midnight, the senior inspector of Gamdevi police station checked the van and the staff deployed inside the van. He found Davade in an inebriated condition. He was immediately sent to the JJ Hospital for examining his blood sample, which later came positive for alcohol.
Following a departmental inquiry, Davade was found guilty for indiscipline behaviour while on duty. He was put under suspension on Tuesday and the order has been circulated through the police notice on December 6.
Police constable Sunil More, who was attached to the Marine Drive police station, had raped a college student inside a police chowkie near Marine Drive in 2004 in an inebriated condition.
Following the incident, the Mumbai police administration had decided to deal sternly with alcoholism within the force, especially while the men were on duty.